Nintendo New York
|Nintendo New York|
|Parent company / owner||Nintendo|
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Nintendo New York (previously the Nintendo World Store and before that The Pokémon Center, also known as Nintendo NY) is Nintendo's official store in North America, located in Rockerfeller Center at 10 Rockerfeller Plaza in New York City. The store is a two floor, 10,000 square foot complex which sells Nintendo products such as games, hardware, accessories, and other assorted licensed merchandise, including exclusive merchandise.
The store has frequently held special events for Nintendo, such as screening broadcasts (most commonly Nintendo's E3 presentations), events for console and game launches, and other miscilaneous events.
The Nintendo World Store initially opened on November 16, 2001, as The Pokémon Center. The store featured exclusively Pokémon merchandise and games for sale, as well as kiosks for playing the games. The Pokémon Center ran until January of 2005, during which it was closed for renovations.
On May 14, 2005, four months later, the store re-opened, this time as the Nintendo World Store, a general Nintendo store. The store featured Nintendo merchandise, a "Pokémon Center" wall, and kiosks for playing the latest Nintendo games and systems. The store also featured displays to showcase Nintendo's history. On November 1, 2010, the store was reopened after a second remodeling, to feature the Nintendo DSi console and expanding the museum area.
On January 6, 2016, Nintendo announced that it would be closing the Nintendo World Store on January 19 once again for a one-month renovation. The store reopened on February 19, 2016, this time branded as Nintendo NY. The new store features, in addition to an updated interior layout, new kiosks to play the latest Nintendo games and systems, and a brand new 15 foot display.
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- Photos: New York’s Nintendo World Store Sports Slick Makeover. Wired (November 1, 2010). Retrieved February 23, 2016.
- Nintendo World Store in New York to close for 'massive makeover'. Destructoid (January 6, 2016). Retrieved February 23, 2016.